Hi! I am currently a psych nurse who just finished my bachelors. I am getting ready to apply to NP program. I would really like to work in Women's Health, but haven't been able to be hired as an RN. I'm torn between applying to a FNP program or a WHNP program. I have some general questions if anyone would help me out. I don't have anyone in my personal life to ask! Thanks so much!
1. Is it feasable to be hired in Women's Health as a FNP?
2. Do you feel that WHNP limits your job marketability. I'm asking because I live in a small town outside of Pittsburgh. One of my fears is that I will go for WHNP then not be able to find a job in Women' s Health and not be marketable to any other specialty.
3. How do you feel about online programs? The FNP program is at Carlow University, just down the street. However, like I stated before, I really want to do Women's Health. There are no close programs. I can do Temple's online program, which is all classes online, and I believe 680 clinical hours. You also have to travel to Temple 4 days a semester for practical skills testing. I'm just wondering how good these programs are. I don't know that I would want to go to a NP that got her degree "online." However, I also feel that clinical is where you learn most. Any thoughts?
Thank you to anyone who takes the time to answer. I really appreciate it!